Home Repairs

In partnership with county and local municipal governments, private lending institutions, and nonprofit partners, NWNEPA provides services to help improve the safety, energy efficiency and overall quality of our community’s housing structures. Our staff works directly with homeowners, property inspectors, and qualified contractors to ensure that all work performed is to the highest standards. NWNEPA currently administers the following programs:

NeighborWorks Week 2018

From July 29 to August 4, hundreds of adult and teenage volunteers from all over the Northeast United States will converge in Scranton to provide elderly, disabled, and modest income homeowners free home repairs, including:

  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Porch repairs and construction
  • Wheelchair ramp repairs and construction
  • Weatherization
  • Outdoor solar-powered security lights

Applications are due April 30.

NeighborWorks Week 2018 FAQ [PDF]
Home Repair Eligibility Guidelines [PDF]
Home Repair Application [PDF]

Home Matters Repair Initiative

The Home Matters Repair Initiative brings together local volunteers to assist elderly, disabled, and modest-income homeowners with interior and exterior painting, landscaping and yard clean-up, and other home repairs. Applicants are selected based on need and the availability of assistance, and all work is done by volunteers at no cost to the homeowner!

Home Repair Eligibility Guidelines [PDF]
Home Repair Application [PDF]

Scranton Homebuyer Assistance Program

The Scranton Homebuyer Assistance Program (SHAP) provides financial assistance for exterior home repairs. Eligible homebuyers who purchase a home in Scranton can receive up to $5,000 for exterior home repairs and improvements, including (but not limited to) roofing, siding, windows, doors, porches, fences, landscaping, and sidewalks.

To qualify, the home must be located in the City of Scranton and the sale price must be no more than $120,000. Homebuyers must apply prior to closing and agree to participate in NeighborWorks’ homebuyer education program.

SHAP Application [PDF]
SHAP Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]